Racial inequities exist in all our systems, including criminal justice, health, housing, wages, and education, and they continue to disproportionately affect Black people in Forsyth County.
The Black Philanthropy Initiative was established in 2003 and is a 100% Black-led initiative of The Winston-Salem Foundation that is explicitly, not exclusively, focused on grantmaking and programming that strengthens our local Black communities. By joining together with people from all walks of life in Forsyth County, BPI is effecting change to build a better future for Black people, their families, and their communities.
BPI’s vision is to expand the concept of philanthropy to include investments of time, talent, and treasure, acknowledging that the powerful history of giving in the Black community is a great example of what philanthropy should be.
To learn more about BPI’s history, how it got started, and the exciting growth it’s experienced, please visit their website.